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Spectacle, Ornaments and Marionettes

“Thus ornament is but the guiled shore To a most dangerous sea; the beauteous scarf Veiling an Indian beauty; in a word, The seeming truth which cunning times put on To entrap the wisest.” (Merchant of Venice, act 3, sc. … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? Nagorno-Karabakh

… that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet… On this point I would disagree with Juliet. If, rather than ‘rose’ the flower were called, say, ‘globularia’, the perfume would be the same, but … Continue reading

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Parallel Departures

… After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well. (Macbeth, act 3, sc. 2) Sometimes during the first century AD, the Greek biographer Plutarch decided to compare in tandem the lives of famous men, and to highlight their virtues or vices. … Continue reading

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Head in the Sanders

There is a history in all men’s lives, Figuring the nature of the times deceased, The which observed, a man may prophesy, With a near aim, of the main chance of things As yet not come to life, which in … Continue reading

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FBI’s Football Fever

“I have some sport in hand Wherein your cunning can assist me much.” Taming of the Shrew (act 1, sc. 1)   After the media’s fitful fever (1), the business of FIFA, the corruption of the corruptible, the FBI’s arrest … Continue reading

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Literature, Life & Baltimore Riots

“Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment.” Hamlet, 1.3 Articles published on this site are occasionally posted on other social media outlets, such as, for example, the “LITERATURE” Linked-in group. Some critics in that group have objected to the … Continue reading

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Victory in the War on Terror

“… out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety” King Henry IV, part 1 The FBI has stealthily uncovered and arrested two dangerous New York terrorists of the gentler sex, who were conspiring to use a weapon of … Continue reading

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Syriza, Not So Greek to Us

CASSIUS Did Cicero say any thing? CASCA Ay, he spoke Greek. CASSIUS  To what effect? CASCA (I don’t know)… but those that understood him smiled at one another and shook their heads; but, for mine own part, it was Greek … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Heroism and ‘Heroism’

“Either our history shall, with full mouth, Speak freely of our acts; or else our grave, Like Turkish mute, shall have a tongueless mouth, Not worshipp’d with a waxen epitaph.” King Henry V, act 1, sc. 2 For the following … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Memories for 2014

When to the session of sweet silent thought, we summon up remembrance of things past…. (Sonnet # 30) …. as we do at the end of the year, our memories for 2014 include, among other things, three historical anniversaries. One hundred … Continue reading

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